On one side, the Place du Caire, a sort of village square where neighbors, shopkeepers and friends meet to chat. On the other hand, Le Passage du Caire, built in 1798, the oldest covered passage in the capital (370 meters long, 2.60 wide) specialized, initially in printing and lithography, then in the making. And in the middle of all that, in the heart of the Sentier, a very unique address with a popular atmosphere, which opened its doors a few weeks ago after more than 18 months of work and the very happy intervention of the architect Vincent Bastie (Artefak) – the only direction he was given at the launch of the project was to recreate the comfort of an apartment Parisian, the conviviality of a home. 30 rooms, 5 per level, over 6 floors, 76 windows, some of which are in the shape of a “clover”, redone identically on the original model from 1826 (room 405, in particular). The Crazy Bet of Charlotte and Samuel Castro (and their four children); she was an actress and worked in the restaurant business, he is a doctor neurologist and emergency physician. They had already taken over Le Champollion (on the site of the hotel’s future café-restaurant), now they are “innkeepers” at the head of a joyful guesthouse where we support a concrete environmental approach and where we advocate the made in France, short circuits, local crafts and know-how (homemade, natural wines, local and natural products). “No decoration, no materials!”, Charlotte will say, slipping in passing that almost everything has been found, even the ugly stuff (in reality, nothing is). The result in the bedrooms: solid oak, black porcelain light switches, marble in the bathroom and light wood floors. As for dining, comforting bistro dishes filled with good seasonal products. For Valentine’s Day (from Saturday February 13 to Monday February 15), the hotel offers its customers to hang out in bed: lunch / brunch / drunch served in their room, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Hôtel du Sentier
2, place du Caire, 75002 Paris
Monsieur George Hotel & Spa – Champs Elysées
She is said to be the “British pioneer of boutique hotels”. Anouska Hempel has transformed a building in the 8th arrondissement into a timeless five-star break with 46 rooms with balconies and glass roofs and, above all, breathtaking views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. A Parisian pied-à-terre with Haussmannian architecture, obviously, where each floor is a different universe. On the ground floor, Chef Danigo constantly renews a menu made with prawns ravioli, barbecued monkfish, matured beef, roasted figs and dark chocolate and truffle mousse. For Valentine’s Day, the hotel pays homage to its American origins, allowing its customers to spend a night worthy of the greatest films with rose water. Included in the “My dear Valentin” offer: at night, two “ELIXIR” cocktails made by chef barman Ludovic Riou, dinner in the room (four courses: langoustine and daikon radish; ravioli of root vegetables, black truffle and yuzu ; saint pierre, lemongrass burnt, cauliflower and coconut and lychee, rose and almond dessert) and a few odds and ends like a photo shoot for two. And in addition, a reservation at the hotel spa, the Tigre Yoga club. From 550 for two.
Monsieur George Hôtel & Spa – Champs Elysées
17 rue Washington, 75008 Paris
Haussmannian atmosphere for hipsters, if the word always means something. After London, Amsterdam and Williamsburg in New York, The Hoxton opened its doors in Paris in 2017 in place of the Hôtel Rivié, built in the 18th century by the architect Nicolas d’Orsay for Etienne Rivié, adviser to Louis XV – the work lasted four years. (In the meantime, the group has opened a series of open-house hotels in Chicago, Downtown Los Angeles, Portland, and they will soon open in Rome.)Since then, the place has become perfectly anchored in the life of the Sentier neighborhood, becoming a destination of choice for travelers from all over the world and a must-see address for locals and the rest of Parisians. From February 12 to 21, 2021, the establishment is offering its customers a very special offer called “Love, Glory & Mac’n’cheese”: room for two in the ROOMY category with late-check-out , main course and dessert ( mac’n’cheese truffle, or lobster, and brookie), two glasses of Perrier-Jouët champagne and homemade truffle chips, natural exfoliating and moisturizing mask with French walnut Novem and game of cards “It stays between us” to promote the discussions. From 249 euros.
30-32 Rue du Sentier, 75002 Paris
La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa
42 avenue Gabriel in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. In front of the huge porte-cochere with blood-red curtains, anyone would suddenly feel very small. Halfway between rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne and a stone’s throw from the Champs-Élysées, hides La Réserve Paris. A luxury hotel already voted the best hotel in the world, best hotel in Paris and even best city hotel in Europe several times. Past the lobby bathed in light, “which in fact is not one”, we will be explained later, the hotel with 26 suites and 14 rooms has the appearance of a private apartment. From there, we have a view of the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon and the obelisk of Concorde. After a quick detour through the library with exceptional books found in antique dealers and the Pagoda of Cos, the large living room with ornate golden woodwork and the hotel’s monumental marble fireplace, head to the Gabriel, which has obtained two Michelin starsthe year it opened, in 2016, and successfully entered the Parisian culinary scene. The decor is pompous, the style à la Napoleon III (thank you Jacques Garcia). Everything here, from the white tablecloth to the imposing lighting, including the perfectly polished tableware, screams prestige. Wearing a jacket is required for gentlemen, dogs prohibited. This year, the “Amour, Rêves et Saveurs” offer includes: one night for two people in a room or suite, a romantic welcome, a dinner by Jérôme Banctel served in your room at the time of your choice, a creation cocktail and, of course, the American breakfast served in your room. From 1290 euros per night for two from February 12 to 14, 2021.
La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa
42 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris
After a few years of uncertainty, the Lutetia , the first large hotel on the Left Bank inaugurated on December 28, 1910 and an emblematic landmark of the decorative arts of the early 20th century, reopened in 2018, even more beautiful than in ‘time when James Joyce wrote pieces of Ulysses therethanks to the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and to collaborators such as Francis Ford Coppola. Since then, 184 rooms and 47 suites, including seven signature luxury suites (ranging from 28 square meters for the superior room to 170 for the Carré Rive gauche suite) are spread over the seven floors of this Parisian liner – against 233 in the origin. For the rest, the French art of living in the middle of the mythical district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés; a rich and refined catering (Brasserie Lutetia, Saint-Germain, L’Orangerie, Joséphine bar, Aristide bar) and a 700 square meter spa with a unique approach based on the four elements, air, earth, water and fire. On the program of the palace’s special Valentine’s Day offer for the nights of February 12, 13 and 14: Parisian breakfast for two people,duo massages on reservation. From 986 euros for two people in a Grand Superior room.
45 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris
The Grand Pigalle Hotel
In 2014, the Experimental Group – three childhood friends who founded the Compagnie des Vins Supernaturels – inaugurated its first “Bed and Beverage” establishment, the Grand Pigalle Hotel. From then on, the boutique hotel designed by Dorothée Meilichzon is classified in the category of places that have been able to breathe new life into Pigalle , whose trendiness has long rested on the sole shoulders of Sans Souci and Le Mansard, located a few dozen of meters. It must be said that with its cream-colored stone facade, this freshly restored hotel stands out in the middle of the neighborhood in this lively street of trendy SoPi. “From our beginnings in 2006, one of our objectives was to make the public discover what we like, says Pierre-Charles Cros, and thehotels are part of it, although it took us nine years to get there. The hotel industry is at the crossroads of the catering, drinks and wine professionsand accommodation. ” More chic than trendy, the slate-gray hotel bar has the merit of welcoming in their thirties not yet banned from staying who want to hang out without walking in the vomit or being soiled by the “foam” of a young guy in a cap who already doesn’t know his name. Here, the art of the cocktail is celebrated with jubilation, from the golden pineapple ornaments on the doors to the rugs with Martini glass patterns and the bathrooms filled with products presented in cute packaging. Decorated by Dorothée Meilichzon, the rooms are uncluttered, with vintage-style furniture, fake fireplaces, ceiling moldings and colored-tiled bathrooms; the mini-bars are of course stocked with craft beers and pre-mixed Negroni for a nightcap before bed. The Valentine’s Day offer: night in a room with bath, breakfast, VIP welcome (balloons,special amenities ), four-course “Frenchie Pigalle” menu (excluding drinks) signed Grégory Marchand and optional ½ bottle of champagne (€ 35). From 319 euros for two.
Le Grand Pigalle Hotel
29 Rue Victor Massé, 75009
At number 55 boulevard de Rochechouart, facing the Sacré-Coeur and a few steps from avenue Trudaine and rue des Martyrs, the Hotel Rochechouart. A private 8-storey house in the heart of the bustling Montmartre districtamong the last great Parisian hotels dedicated to Art Deco (after the Lutetia and the Plaza Athénée) which, already at the end of the 1920s, welcomed travelers, locals, intellectuals and theater-loving personalities. Above all, the latest project from Anouk and Louis Solanet, founders of the Orso Hotels group, who advocate a return to the true values of the hotel industry and the art of good manners. Brought up to date, between past and present, by the architects of Festen, the hotel contains rooms under the roofs with very Parisian charm, junior suites with the appearance of a dungeon and even an apartment with a balcony. And on the 9th floor, a 100 square meter terrace, with a view of Montmartre, the Sacré-Coeur, the Eiffel Tower and La Défense. On the ground floor, the restaurantof the hotel immerses its guests in the Paris of the 1930s. As at the time, it still serves good small dishes cooked from fresh and local products on topped tables surrounded by cozy benches. The weekend of February 12th to 14th: a “restaurant-like” dinner, brought to the table and by candlelight, but for once directly in the guests’ room (sea bream carpaccio and a hint of caviar, Rossini beef or creamy rice from Saint-Jacques, chocolate mousse and pancake cake). From 345 euros, night, dinner, breakfast and glasses of champagne, for two.
55 bd de Rochechouart, Paris 9th
In another life, this five-star boutique hotel, located between the Bastille and the Marais, was a former laundry machine factory. Now, the place houses 52 spacious rooms to suit all tastes; suites for those who need space, connecting rooms for families and friends, rooms with a terrace to get some fresh air, two cabins on the roof with a view and even a small three-bedroom house with a garden (the kind of place unique in Paris). In accordance with government directives, on the ground floor, under the imposing glass roof, the restaurant and bar are closed but room service is always available. Big program for Valentine’s Day: night in a superior, deluxe or junior room, rose petals on arrival, room service breakfast, free access to the gym and 30 minutes of access to the SPA (swimming pool, hammam and sauna). And in addition: a bottle of champagne on arrival (75 euros), room service dinner with a glass of champagne (60 euros). From 370 euros (offer limited to 10 rooms / night).
8 Rue Breguet, 75011 Paris
Grands Boulevards Hotel
The Hôtel des Grands Boulevards, between the romanticism of a sumptuous interior and the popular atmosphere of a suburb, perfectly reflects the notion of “good living” so dear to the Experimental Group. Nestled in the heart of the Grands Boulevards, in the heart of Paris, the 50-room establishment mainly houses the cuisine of Giovanni Passerini, beloved chef of the Parisian gastronomic scene. “At the restaurant of the Hotel Grands Boulevards, the chef Giovanni Passerini is Italian,” explains Romée de Goriainoff, of the Experimental Group. Lovers of clichés – giant portions drowned in tomato sauce – may be disappointed, but the hearts of our customers are made up of people with modern tastes and values, who know how to appreciate the lightness and originality of their cuisine. ” On the Valentine’s Day menu at the Hôtel des Grands Boulevards: night in a superior, deluxe or junior room, breakfast, Italian dinner signed Giovanni Passerini, 1⁄2 bottle of champagne and late check-out. From 319 euros per night.
Hôtel des Grands Boulevards
17 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75002